Oct 7, 2012 1:30am PDT
experts believe this debate was mitt romney's to win and he had to deliver in order to gain needed ground in the polls. others speculated that president obama would play it safe in order to not lose the lead in polls he had earned so far. the debate provided plenty of back and forth between the opponents. but overall the assessment was president obama didn't deliver on what could have been an opportunity to end governor romney's chances. melinda "this was romney's chance to really make his case. people are starting to vote already, we got early voting, and mail voting. he had to make a strong showing tonight and i think he did." spencer still felt confident in the direction of her vote but wants to see more from mr. obama. donna "he didn't seem super super excited and passionate about the subject matter. maybe he's tired." brewer was happy to see romney have such a nice showing and looks for this to give the governor momentum going forward. brewer "i think we saw a clear difference between the two candidates and importantly we saw obama didn't understand what he was talking about."